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Wednesday 21 February 2018

Poitin distillery found in Cavan

Emma Jane Hade

Emma Jane Hade

AN ILLEGAL poitín distillery has been discovered in Cavan.

Officers from the Revenue’s customs service made the discovery last Friday on the outskirts of Ballyconnell, Co Cavan.

One Irish man in his 40’s is currently being questioned.

A spokesperson for the Revenue today said that the factory of the potential deadly drink was fully operational, and that several items from the distilling unit were detained.

“Officers detained approximately 2,000 litres of alcohol liquid wash (used in the distilling process), 900 empty bottles, two copper cylinder tanks complete with fittings, seven 200 litre barrels, and one pump.”

Irish Independent

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